LOG CABIN–Log Cabin City Council voted May 20 to create a city treasurer position, splitting off duties from the newly hired city secretary, Leah Thorp.
Alisa Corn, currently Log Cabin water department clerk, was appointed as city treasurer. Mayor Jennifer Williams said the treasurer will handle all municipal money, which Williams said is in the city’s best interest. Council also approved procedures to define city rights to terminate the position in case of financial malfeasance.
Council also voted to repeal ordinance numbers that are no longer being used or have been combined with other ordinances and voted to adopt procedures about writing ordinances and assigning ordinance numbers.
Williams said Log Cabin’s ordinances had “no rhyme or reason about how these are organized,” which she said created confusion for citizens and those wanting to move to the city. “We got complaint after complaint,” Williams said.
Council also approved an ordinance that updates the law about motel, hotel and short-term rental taxes, which Williams said was “way out of date.” Log Cabin charges a 7% tax. The ordinances define the city and businesses roles in collecting and remitting the tax.
Council also adopted a resolution to use those taxes on the city’s Red Barn facility, which Williams said fits the tourist definition of how cities can spend the tax money.
Another adopted ordinance assigns numbers to council seats to help defined the city’s staggered elections, amends Red Barn fees to add $100 per hour after midnight and create a $300 fine for glass bottles at the facility and create a $25 fee at the city park for ATVs, UTVs, ROVs, side-by-sides and golf carts that have license plates.
Council also discussed how to spend its $168,326.04 grant from the federal American Rescue Plan Act, of which the city will get half within the next 30-45 days and the remainder about one year later. Council also was informed the city received a $10,000 federal grant to buy police radios.